The next production in Town Hall Arts Center’s 30th Anniversary Season will be A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, with book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. This popular farce is directed by Robert Wells, with musical direction and tracks by Donna Debreceni and choreography by Nick Sugar. This light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent show is one of the funniest musicals every written. It takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from the time-tested 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
Scott McLean returns to Town Hall Arts Center to star as Pseudolus – the fast-talking, quip-prone slave who’s the comic motor that drives A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum after a very successful run in White Christmas in 2010 and Evita in 2011.
Scott tells us, “I love working at Town Hall. I did my first show here in 2005. The houses are always packed at Town Hall, and that’s a real treat for the performers. The intimate space at Town Hall is exciting. It’s very different than performing at a traditional proscenium space. The audience immediately becomes a character in the show, and it’s great to have their energy so close to the production.”
Town Hall’s production opens January 13, 2012 and runs through February 5, 2012. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays (1/21, 2/4) at 2pm; Sundays at 2 p.m. & 6:30 (1/29, 2/5). Along with McLean, the cast includes Drew Hirschboeck, Jacquie Jo Billings, Tim Fishbaugh, Damon Guerrasio, Carla Kaiser Kotrc, Stephen Maestas, Nicole Kandelind, Keegan Flaugh, Rob Janzen, Melissa Morris, Anna Gibson, Norell Moore, Kelsey Rich, Lisa Finnerty, Benji Schirm, Chris Russell and Joe Majestic.
Reserved seat tickets are currently on sale, priced $21.00-$38.00 at the Town Hall Arts Center box office, 303-794-2787 ext. 5 (M – F, 1 – 5 pm) or on-line at www.TownHallArtsCenter.com . In a continuing effort to make plays at Town Hall Arts Center accessible to all, ten value seats at $10 each will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis one-hour prior to each published curtain time.